10 Best Hotels & Hostels in Amsterdam For the Budget Conscious Traveller

Travel is an experience all about absorbing the local culture, tasting traditional cuisine, admiring beautiful architecture and learning about the history. It is visiting famous attractions and meeting new people. It’s a living story.

With travel also comes the need for overnight accommodation. Perhaps you do not plan to spend much time at the hotel or are looking for something that will not break the bank. Either way, Amsterdam offers quite a few hotels and hostels perfect for the budget conscious traveler. 10Best carefully selected the best ones to stay at that will not cost a fortune. The list is varied, offering accommodation for every personality type.

The BackStage hotel is perfect for music lovers, as the hotel is rock n’ roll themed and close to several live music venues. Bed and breakfasts, such as Sunhead and The Blue Sheep, provide a cozy, home-like atmosphere. The Seven Bridges Hotel is filled with antiques. The Flying Pig, a laid-back youth hostel, is the place to be if you love meeting new people. The Parkview Hotel, StayOkay Amsterdam Vondelpark and Borgmann Villa Hotel are located very close to Vondelpark, one of the largest green spaces in the city. The Bicycle Hotel is environmentally friendly and even allows you the possibility to explore Amsterdam in the best way possible: by bike. Stay at one of the boutique hotels, such as Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer or Hotel View. Other affordable hotels include Gertsekorrtel, Best Western Dam Square Inn and Casa 400.

The Flying Pig Downtown Youth Hostel


Live the fun life at the Flying Pig. This centrally located hostel, known for its stress-free atmosphere and dorm-style rooms, mainly attracts backpackers and other young travellers. Upon arrival, you'll receive your linens and a locker. Make...  Read More

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark


When you book a room at the StayOkay Amsterdam Vondelpark, you are just steps away from one of Amsterdam's most scenic green areas, the Vondelpark. This also means you are close to other Amsterdam attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Van...  Read More

La Boheme


Overnight accommodation shouldn't cost a fortune. Hotel La Bohéme, a centrally located hotel near Leidseplein, provides basic lodging at a reasonable price. The rooms are always clean and equipped with a television, safe, hairdryer and...  Read More

Boutique Hotel View


Hotel View has all the luxuries of a contemporary boutique hotel but with a bit of a historic twist. The interior is very clean and modern, yet the hotel is situated in an Amsterdam canal house. The rooms contain dark furniture and are...  Read More



Hotel Brouwer, a small family-run hotel situated along the Singel canal, is very close to Central Station and Dam Square. The Brouwer family has run the hotel since 1917, but the building itself has a much longer history. Prior to the Brouwer...  Read More

Best Western Dam Square Inn


The Best Western Dam Square Inn is tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street right next to the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). The elegant brick fa?§ade will catch your eye as you walk by. Inside, you'll find the interior up-to-date...  Read More

Casa 400


Hotel Casa 400 is a large, modern hotel located near Amsterdam Amstel Station. The hotel, which opened in the spring of 2010, is perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Guests have easy access to public transportation, including buses,...  Read More

Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer


The Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer is located in a quiet residential area, within walking distance of many Amsterdam attractions. This stylish boutique hotel offers 93 comfortable rooms, guaranteeing a solid night's rest. The rooms include a...  Read More

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The Blue Sheep


You don't need to count sheep to fall asleep at this hotel. This quiet bed and breakfast promises a good nights rest. The Blue Sheep is a true B&B. Owners Jan Willem and Novella live in the house, together with their pets. The comfortable hotel...  Read More

BackStage Hotel Amsterdam
Photo courtesy of BackStage Hotel Amsterdam


The BackStage hotel revolves around music. From the bar to the rooms, as well as the surrounding area, the rock 'n roll themed hotel is perfect for all music lovers. The rooms are equipped with a TV, radio alarm clock, free WiFi and an iPod...  Read More


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